The best dropper posts of 2020

SDG TellisRock Shox Reverb AXSRock Shox ReverbRaceface AeffectPro KoryakKS Rage 1Funn UpdownFox Transfer

Hailed as one of the most important inventions in MTB history, the dropper post has come a long way since the sub $10 clamp and spring ‘HiteRite’  back in the early 80’s.

With modern trail bikes capable of climbing anything and shredding all the way back down, an adjustable height post ensures your seat is in the right place when you need it. We’ve pulled our pick of the current crop of dropper posts together right here!

Fox Transfer

Fox ‘Transfer Factory’

Tech // Fox’s top of the line dropper post is finished in genuine Kashima Coating which provides a super light lever feel for consistent actuation pressure even with saddle weighted or unweighted. It’s infinitely adjustable throughout its travel.

Sizes // 30.9mm, 31.6mm

Travel // 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 175mm

Price // $585

Browse // www.ridefox.com

Pro Koryak

PRO ‘Koryak’

Tech // A great all-round performer, the Koryak dropper was recently redesigned and now features a secure closed air cartridge system, a new hard anodised finish and laser etched graphics, it’s internally routed and has infinite adjustment via an under-bar 1x remote which comes stock in the box (the sexy aftermarket lever pictured here will set you back an additional $99)

Sizes // 30.9mm, 31.6mm

Travel // 120mm, 150mm, 170mm,

Price // $389.00

Browse // www.pro-bikegear.com

Rock Shox Reverb AXS

Rock Shox ‘Reverb AXS’

Tech // This post is insanely hi-tech featuring completely wireless electronic actuation! The remote and post talk to one another using SRAM’s encrypted wireless network and battery life is claimed to be 40 hours of constant trail use between charge.  

Sizes // 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm

Travel // 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 175mm

Price // $1299.95

Browse // www.sram.com

Funn Updown

Funn ‘Updown’

Tech // This dropper features an innovative self-bleeding twin tube cartridge system that prevents ‘sagging seatpost syndrome’ to develop over time. And an adjustable remote lever.

Sizes // 30.9mm, 31.6mm

Travel // 125mm, 150mm

Price // $349

Browse // www.kwtimports.com.au

SDG Tellis

SDG ‘Tellis’

Tech // The new infinitely adjustable Tellis post packs a lot of great features. Including sealed hydraulic cartridge system, featherlight thumb actuation, internal cable routing, a 3D forged head with 7075-T6 forged clamp. And the post has even been developed to operate in temperatures as low as -20c.

Sizes // 30.9mm, 31.6mm

Travel // 125mm, 150mm, 170mm

Price // $449.95

Browse // www.lustyindustries.com

Rock Shox Reverb

Rock Shox ‘Reverb Stealth 1x’

Tech // Reverb is the highest selling dropper post of all time and for good reason. The latest generation features updated internals to be more reliable than ever and provides effortless actuation with less lever force. Any yep, it’s still hydraulically actuated with infinite height adjustment.

Sizes // 30.9mm, 31.6mm, 34.9mm

Travel // 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 175mm, 200mm

Price // $649.95 (including the sweet new lever as shown here)

Browse // www.sram.com

KS Rage 1

KS ‘Rage-i’

Tech // Bargain hunters need look no further! The Rage uses an adjustable air spring, with an open bath hydraulic cartridge. It’s also infinitely adjustable within its travel range. The ‘Southpaw I-Spec II’ remote as pictured will set you back an additional $79.95

Sizes // 30.9mm, 31.6mm,

Travel // 75mm, 100mm, 125mm,150mm (200mm available February)

Price // $279.95

Browse // www.linksports.com.au

Raceface Aeffect

Race Face ‘Aeffect R’

Tech // Another great ‘budget friendly’ dropper. The Aeffect-R features a fully sealed hydraulic cartridge, cable actuation and infinite adjust within travel. The Aeffect R Lever (pictured here) is sold separately and is available in a ton of different colours including red, black, green, blue, orange and purple. 

Sizes // 30.9mm, 31.6mm

Travel // 100mm, 125mm, 150mm, 170mm

Price // $339

Browse // www.raceface.com